Visit one of the many great Libraries around Sligo! When I last checked there were no scheduled storytime events. But even still the junior section of the Library is a great way to spend an hour or two reading and choosing books, also your pre-schooler can join the library and choose their own books to borrow. Check out your local library to see upcoming events and news.
Go swimming! Many of the swimming pools have dedicated times for Parent & Toddler Swims and/or specific swimming areas for smaller children.
Sign up for a class. There are a choice of classes for little people, its never to early to pick up a hobby!
Visit one of the play centres in Sligo, with dedicated soft play areas for preschoolers, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours and burn off some energy!
Visit the playground. Theres a good choice of places now around the county, with plans for more in Strandhill and Grange on the way
Join a local Parent & Toddler Group. There are many local groups throughout Sligo that meet weekly. Parent and Toddler groups are a great way of young children to mix with children their own age and for parents to meet other local parents!
Check out the Hawkswell. From time to time they have plays on for children which would suit preschooler as well.
The Cinema is always good for a rainy day and cheaper tickets at the weekend clubs.
If you have a free day mid week a big advantage with getting out and about with preschoolers is that you can visit places at “off peak” times when older children are at school and popular places aren’t as busy!
We also have some ideas for entertaining preschoolers at home.